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Wrap Pesto Pizza

Wholemeal Wrap Pizza

A really simple lunch meal to make at the weekend or wrap it up for a packed lunch day! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s so easy to make, cook the mushrooms, onions and tomato first then lay the wrap onto a pancake maker or flat frying pan on a low heat.ย  Spread with pesto sauce, sprinkle with rocket leaves, add in the cooked mushrooms, onions and tomato and the remaining ingredients in quantities of your own choice.ย  Season with chopped chilli, salt, pepper and sauce of your liking.

To watch the full video please click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=STvTUYpESUo

Peace, love & enjoy your pizza!

Angie x


Christmas Nibbles for vegetarians/vegans

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Four really quick recipes for Christmas nibble food.ย  Get ready for friends and family coming over this Christmas with these really quick and easy recipes.ย  Video is also included at the bottom of the text.

Veggie Sausage Rolls

– pre-rolled puff pastry

– Vegetarian/vegan sausages of choice

These are so easy to make, you simply roll out the pastry and add in the sausages along one side.ย  Roll up into a roll and slice evenly into bite sized pieces.ย  Cook in the oven at 160 for about 30mins or until golden and puffy!ย  Garnish with herbs and serve with dipping sauce of choice.

Sweetcorn Balls

– Tin of large sweetcorn (about 400g)

– Wholemeal flour

– Onions,herbs, chilli (optional)

– Salt and pepper for seasoning

Empty the tin of sweetcorn and water into the food processor and blend for a minute, add in the appropriate amount of flour, you want enough to create a sticky dough like consistency.ย  Add in some chopped onions and herbs if you wish and a touch of chilli for a spicy touch if you like a bit of spice.ย  Season with salt and pepper. Roll into individual sweetcorn balls and bake on an oiled tray for around 30 mins at the same temp as the sausage rolls.ย  Serve with sweet chilli sauce and some herbs and vegetables to garnish.

Guacamole Taco Chips

– Two Avocados

– A tomato

– One lime

– Sliced chillies and coriander for garnish

– Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Mash the avocado with a chopped tomato and the juice of one squeezed lime.ย  Season with salt and pepper.ย  Scoop a tsp worth onto each taco chip and top with sliced chillies or coriander for a cooler taste.

Baked Potatoes with Cream ‘Cheese’

– Small baby potatoes

– Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil

– Cream cheese or vegan alternative

– Salt, pepper and herbs/vegetables to garnish and season

Drizzle the baby potatoes with olive oil and bake in the oven for 40mins at 180, slice and leave to cool for 30mins.ย  Chop up your chosen garnish and vegetable decorations whilst cooling.ย  Spoon a tsp of cheese into the potatoes and garnish, serve with sliced vegetables of choice and a dipping sauce.ย  I choice spicy Siriacha chilli dipping sauce.

Here’s the link to the video below should you prefer to watch the video recipes.ย  It gives you a better idea on how they are supposed to look.

Love, blessings and a Happy Christmas for when it arrives!

Angie x

 


Whipped Shea Butter Cream

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Organic Whipped Shea Butter and Almond Oil Recipe

This luxurious hand and body cream is amazing for the winter months.ย  The entire recipe consists of only two ingredients and its really easy to make.ย  It is particularly good for dry chapped hands, dry skin on your face and for any eczema or psoriasis you may have.

You will need:

A food processor

Storage Jar or Tin

Piping bag

Organic Cold Pressed Almond Oil (3-4tbsp)

Organic Shea Butter (1 1/2 cups)

I put about a cup and a half of shea butter into the food processor and blend on low power until smooth.ย 

Keep the machine running and add the almond oil into the shea a tbsp at a time, this will fluff up into a thick cream.ย  Add more almond oil if nessecary until you get the consistency you are after.ย  Keep checking, it literally takes a few seconds of blending to fluff up.

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into your suitable container.ย  This will keep for a long time!ย  I would say about 6 months to a year.ย  Check it before use if its been a while.ย 

The cream is brilliant when used overnight after a nice relaxing hot bath.ย  I apply the cream to my hands throughout the day during the winter months to prevent cracking and dry skin.ย  I also add my own essential oil blends but please do your own research when it comes to essential oil use.ย  I add the oils after the initial shea blend and additional oils and butters can be added to the cream too.

It is important to use Organic Ingredients where affordable as they are so much kinder to your skin, the environment and the producers of such ingredients.ย  Also look out for Fair trade options for your ingredients as this will ensure you are putting your money towards good causes, small farms, cooperative groups etc. and helps to support those who need it the most.

I hope you enjoyed the video below and I would love to hear of your experiences with this cream, please drop me a comment or two.

Peace, love and blessings to you!

(!!!You should always test new products on your skin before use and list ingredients/check allergies before giving as a present!!!)


Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Super Easy Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners

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A few people asked me for some easy smoothie recipes so I created this quick smoothie recipe that can be adaptable to the seasons and to your nutritional requirements by using different super food supplements.

The recipe for the easy green smoothie and the building block style ingredients are as follows:

Base Ingredients – 2 Bananas or avocado or pears (those are my favourite base ingredients, but you can experiment with other fruits, I find the bananas are good because they bind everything together.

Seasonal Berries – A small bowl of seasonal berries of choice, I like using strawberries, red currants, black currants etc.

Greensย – A large handful or two of seasonal greens, home grown if possible.ย  I use kale, spinach, Cavolo Nero kale, salad greens etc.

Seeds – I like to add in 1 or 2 tbsp of seeds or a blend of seeds to my smoothies for a variety of health benefits.ย  Some examples are chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower etc.

Superfoods – I always add in a super food powder, usually 1 tbsp of whatever I feel I need nutritionally at the time.ย  I use spirulina, super mushroom blend, maca, goji berries, elderberries, acai berry, matcha etc.ย  The list is pretty huge!ย  Lets face it though they are just normal foods, but are special for their high nutritional content.ย  There are so many on the market so please do some research on what you require.ย  You can also skip this if you wish.

Dairy Free Milk – I use dairy free milk and always try to keep things dairy free in the kitchen because I feel better when I eat less dairy.ย  There are loads of dairy free alternative milks on the market now and you can also make your own, home made milks are usually nutritionally better for you also.

Ok so that’s a basic recipe which I use and tailor around my nutritional needs and seasonal availability!ย  I also like to add a small piece of ginger or tumeric root now and again.ย  I hope you enjoy experimenting with it and if you want to see the finished product check out my short video below.

Love, Angie xxx

 

 

 

 


Nettle Garden Fertiliser – for Free!

Nettle_fertiliser

Who wants free organic garden fertiliser? ย Me!!! ย Ok so this garden fertiliser is really easy to make, all you need is a bucket, some gloves, scissors and a tonne of nettles. ย If you don’t have nettles in your own garden you can source them form a nearby source, they grow really well and are known as weeds due to the vast quantities they grow in. ย You can source them near a water source if you don’t have them in your own garden. ย Be careful not to source them near areas that are sprayed or at road sides for obvious pollution problems.

Nettles are a really rich food source for growing plants, especially leafy ones. ย They are also greatly beneficial to our health but thats for another post. ย This fertiliser is quick to make and easy to use. ย There are two methods, the first method includes filling a small cup full of nettles, covering in boiling water and straining into the compost bin. ย The water can be used in a ratio of 1:10 parts of water to feed the garden.

The second method is longer and is the method that I am creating due to the higher potency of nutrition as a result of a longer soaking.

Method:

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You can also use the whole bucket of water and sludge on the compost heap to speed up the process. ย One warning – the liquid stinks! ย So please keep out of reach of children, dogs, animals etc. and away from neighbours fencing! :-).

If you want to skip all of the above and order a decent feed I would check out theย Organic Seaweedย that I have purchased before or theย //ws-eu.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=GB&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=angmilnatliv-21&marketplace=amazon&region=GB&placement=B00DP2AJLA&asins=B00DP2AJLA&linkId=3eea1bd91f1fe85865ece5f35a82bc40&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>Organic Plant Foodย available on amazon.

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Happy gardening! ๐Ÿ™‚